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THE IMPORTANCE OF JOY

I am a ‘weight of the world’ type of person, and to see others suffer is harder for me than to experience hardship myself. I always feel...

FROM HUSTLE TO FLOW

In a world that’s obsessed with goal setting, to-do lists and productivity hacks, how do you stop pushing yourself and surrender to the...

GRUMPY CAT

I am usually not into cat pics, but I started the year posting this on social media because it so accurately described my mood at that...

LET'S KEEP IT SIMPLE

I felt completely on top of my game, joining the German WOMEN’S HUB LOVE SESSION with Anja Plattner to reflect on the past year and set...

JUST IMAGINE

The only thing that was on my calendar when we moved to San Francisco in 2015 was a month-long yoga teacher training. Not because I...

THE STAKES ARE HIGH

Yesterday night, I watched a Dutch television show called ‘vaccinatie vetes’ - which would translate to something like ‘vaccination...

WHAT STARTED MY EXCESSIVE BLUSHING

I know that if I tell you what I did on Tuesday, some of you will go ‘good for you girrrrrl’, while most of you will probably wonder why...

WHAT I AM SUPER PROUD OF

I didn’t want to write this email, because I didn’t feel in the mood to be uplifting and inspiring and fun. But then I realized that I...

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS ME

I have decided to sabotage my whole email format this week, because I am completely captivated by the #thislittlegirlisme campaign. The...

WHAT INSPIRES ME TO DO MY WORK

Last Monday, I had to wear shoes for a whole morning😮 because I was leading an in-person workshop for women scientists in the field of...

WHAT I DO ALL WRONG

I almost can’t believe it: in a month from now, we will finally be able to host the in-person event that Nele and I have been postponing...

WHAT I STRUGGLED WITH AS A TEENAGER

Did you notice I skipped a newsletter? I know you didn’t😉 But I will share my excuse for skipping a beat anyway: I was in the...

WHERE I LIKE TO GO

In the spirit of summer, I decided to change things up a little and share five of my favorite places in the world - and I would love to...

WHAT I DO EVERY WEEKEND

While you are reading this I am hanging out by the pool in Italy, celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of my parents-in-law....

WHAT USED TO FREAK ME OUT

Here’s what I want to share with you this week: WHAT USED TO FREAK ME OUT Death used to freak me out. A lot. As a teenager, I lost four...

WHAT I'M PRETENDING NOT TO KNOW

Wow. Our spontaneous decision to go to Ibiza was the best decision ever! I’ve never felt more grateful for a vacation. See, sun, a super...

WOW, WE'RE GOING TO ....

You know what? Instead of me trying to write a catchy introduction text here, let’s jump right in! Without further ado, this is what I am...

I FEEL ASHAMED TO SHARE THIS

My goodness am I loving the beautiful, sunny weather here! (I know, the rain is going to return soon, and I am happy for the plants and...

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